Milton Geiger wrote radio and
television scripts as well as motion picture plays, theater plays, and short stories, some
of which were performed or directed by Orson Welles, Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Edward G.
Robinson, Lorne Greene, and Richard Dreyfuss. The collection documents Geiger's writing
career from 1938, particularly the creative development and research behind his scripts. The
collection also documents the business workings of the radio and television industries
through correspondence and legal documents between Mr. Geiger, the networks, studios, and
Milton Geiger (December 29, 1907 -September 28, 1971) was born in New York City, but grew
up in Cleveland, Ohio where he received his first significant exposure to theater at the
Cleveland Play House. He married the author Dorothy Rubenstein (pen name Dorothy English),
and the couple moved to New York City so Geiger could pursue his writing career. They later
moved to Southern California to work in the entertainment industry.
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